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21st Century Buddhism and Meditation Podcast 21st Century Buddhism, The IDP Podcast, features weekly lectures and discussions IDP Teachers, Interviews with well known authors and personalities and artful explorations of Buddhist teachings in the form of sound collages, and spoken word pieces.

Recent Guest Lectures have included: 12 Step Buddhist's Darren Littlejohn, Sharon Salzberg, Brad Warner, Acharya Arawana Hayashi, David Nichtern, Author Susan Piver, Roshi O'Hara, Acharya Eric Spiegel, Author Sera Beak, Sustainability Expert Jane Poynter, Eco-Journalist Simran Sethi, Filmmaker John Ankele, Author Daniel Goleman, 2012 Author Daniel Pinchbeck, What Would Jesus Buy's Reverend Billy, Purna Steinitz, Dr. Miles Neale, Elizabeth Reid, Chas DiCapua, Gina Sharpe, Robert Chender, David Loy, Colin Beavan a.k.a. "No Impact Man", Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche, Author Dr. Jonathan Kaplan, Acharya Adam Lobel, Acharya Judith Simmer-Brown, Acharya Fleet Maull, Michael Stone, Hozan Alan Senauke, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Lodro Rinzler

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Economics, the Environment and Enlightened Activism - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 22, 2013 - 2:24pm

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This month's podcast interview was conducted by IDP's Lineage Mentor, Dr. Miles Neale with Chris Williams, a long-time environmental activist and author.  The conversation took place in November 2013, in New York City. 

Dr. Miles Neale is a Buddhist psychotherapist in private practice, Assistant Director of the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science, and the Buddhism and Psychology Lineage Mentor of the Interdependence Project.  A long time student of Tibetan Buddhism, Miles has studied in the lineage of the Dalai Lamas with renowned Buddhist scholars Robert Thurman and Joseph Loizzo, as well as Tibetan masters Gelek Rinpoche and Lama Zopa.


Chris Williams is a long-time environmental activist and author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis (Haymarket, 2010) and contributing author to others. He is chair of the science dept at Packer Collegiate Institute and adjunct professor at Pace University in the Dept of Chemistry and Physical Science. His writings have appeared in Z Magazine, Green Left Weekly, Alternet, CommonDreams, ClimateandCapitalism.com, Counterpunch, The Indypendent, Dissident Voice, International Socialist Review, Truth Out, Socialist Worker, and ZNet. Professor Williams reported from Fukushima in December and January of 2012 and was a Lannan writer-in-residence in Marfa, Texas over the summer of 2012, where he began work on his second book on the Commons.  He was recently awarded a Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship to continue this work. Most recently, he reported from Warsaw for Truth-Out, on the latest round of international climate negotiations, COP 19. Recent articles can be accessed at the following links:  http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/20152-warsaw-climate-talks-go-up-in-smoke,
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/20194-understanding-warsaw-capitalism-climate-change-neocolonialism

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:53am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin, discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on December 11, 2013.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Ven. Robina Courtin - Awakening our Hearts in the World - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 10:48am

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In this special podcast, VenRobina Courtin discusses how to engage our practice without surrendering to anger or clinging to "right and wrong".   We were thrilled to host this global activist, renowned teacher, and Tibetan nun for her second visit to The Interdependence Project in September 2012.

Ven. Robina returns to IDP on December 11, 2013.  Details and tickets are available at this link.  The talk will be podcasted for our remote listeners. 

Robina Courtin was born in Melbourne, Australia, and brought up as a Catholic.  Since 1977, she has lived as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition, traveling, teaching, and bringing the Dharma to people around the world, including prisoners via The Liberation Prison Project, which she founded.  More information and schedule:  http://robinacourtin.com/

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Podcast The Practice of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom with Sharon Salzberg - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, November 1, 2013 - 7:43pm

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Recorded in May at IDP in NYC, Sharon discusses the Three Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Ethics grounds us in compassion and ease of heart; concentration trains us in steadiness and peace of mind; and wisdom opens up our understanding of our own true nature and the nature of life itself. 

Sharon Salzberg is a Lineage Mentor at The Interdependence Project, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned teacher for four decades. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is Love Your Enemies, How to Break the Anger Habit. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), andLovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com.

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The Practice of Ethics, Concentration, and Wisdom with Sharon Salzberg - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 8:23am

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Recorded in May at IDP in NYC, Sharon discusses the Three Trainings of ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Ethics grounds us in compassion and ease of heart; concentration trains us in steadiness and peace of mind; and wisdom opens up our understanding of our own true nature and the nature of life itself. 

Sharon Salzberg is a Lineage Mentor at The Interdependence Project, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and a world-renowned teacher for four decades. She has been a student of meditation since 1971, guiding meditation retreats worldwide since 1974. Sharon's latest book is Love Your Enemies, How to Break the Anger Habit. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and is also the author of several other books including The Force of Kindness (2005), Faith: Trusting Your Own Deepest Experience (2002), and Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (1995). For more information about Sharon, please visit: www.sharonsalzberg.com.

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Skillful Livelihood Part 2 of 2
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:21pm

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This Month's Podcast is entitled Skillful Livelihood.  In our interdependent world, it's more important than ever to earn a living with mindfulness, clarity, and compassion.   Join Kate Johnson & Kim Brown as they discuss the ethical aspect of Work on the Eightfold Path.   
 

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Skillful Livelihood - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8:13pm

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This Month's Podcast is entitled Skillful Livelihood.  In our interdependent world, it's more important than ever to earn a living with mindfulness, clarity, and compassion.   Join Kate Johnson & Kim Brown as they discuss the ethical aspect of Work on the Eightfold Path.   
 

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Fearless Politics with Rep. Tim Ryan - Part 2 of 2
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:18am

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This month's podcast features Congressman Tim Ryan, the author of A Mindful Nation, who shares his experiences as a politician and meditator, and discusses what’s necessary to make contemplative practice part of everyone's life.  This lively community event was recorded in April 2013 at IDP in NYC. 

Tim Ryan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio’s 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice and has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. For more on Tim Ryan, please visit: http://www.amindfulnation.org/

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Fearless Politics with Rep. Tim Ryan - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 10:02am

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This month's podcast features Congressman Tim Ryan, the author of A Mindful Nation, who shares his experiences as a politician and meditator, and discusses what’s necessary to make contemplative practice part of everyone's life.  This lively community event was recorded in April 2013 at IDP in NYC. 

Tim Ryan was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and is currently serving in his fifth term representing Ohio’s 17th Congressional District. He maintains a strong commitment to the economic and social well-being of his constituents in northeast Ohio. He serves as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, as well as its subcommittees on Readiness and on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. He also serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and co-chairman of the Congressional Manufacturing Caucus. Congressman Ryan has a daily mindfulness meditation practice and has been an outspoken advocate for promoting mindfulness as an aid to dealing with the variety of complex problems facing the nation. For more on Tim Ryan, please visit: http://www.amindfulnation.org/

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A Special Evening with Venerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 9:51pm

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“It is not enough to sit on our zafus. These times call for compassionate action to be an integral part of our practice.”
-Venerable Pannavati

Recorded in May 2013 at The Interdependence Project.   Renowned Buddhist leader, Theravadan Bhikkhuni, and Zen Peacemaker explains her multi-lineage approach to Buddhism, the need for compassionate engagement, and discusses her path from Christian Minister to Buddhist nun. 

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A Special Evening with Venerable Dr. Pannavati Bhikkhuni - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, May 31, 2013 - 10:45pm

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“It is not enough to sit on our zafus. These times call for compassionate action to be an integral part of our practice.”
-Venerable Pannavati

Recorded in May 2013 at The Interdependence Project.   Renowned Buddhist leader, Theravadan Bhikkhuni, and Zen Peacemaker explains her multi-lineage approach to Buddhism, the need for compassionate engagement, and discusses her path from Christian Minister to Buddhist nun. 

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What is Meditation? With Kimberly Brown and Kate Johnson Part 2
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 10:33am

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Why do we meditateWhy don't we meditate? How does it aid mental health and well-being? What are some of the common misconceptions about meditation? What does it really mean to practice and study Secular Buddhism?

IDP Teachers Kate Johnson & Kimberly Brown will guide us through mindfulness meditation and an exploration of the benefits of practice, as well as confusion surrounding it. 

 

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What is Meditation? With Kimberly Brown and Kate Johnson Part 1 (Podcast)
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 10:15am

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Why do we meditateWhy don't we meditate? How does it aid mental health and well-being? What are some of the common misconceptions about meditation? What does it really mean to practice and study Secular Buddhism?

IDP Teachers Kate Johnson & Kimberly Brown will guide us through mindfulness meditation and an exploration of the benefits of practice, as well as confusion surrounding it. 

 

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Podcast Is Guilt Necessary? Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Monday, April 15, 2013 - 9:58am

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Recorded live at IDP in NYC in February 2013, Ethan Nichtern discusses the nature of guilt, why it's so prevalent in our culture, and how we can transform it from a hindrance into a support for our practice and intentions.

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Is Guilt Necessary? Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Saturday, March 30, 2013 - 11:59am

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Recorded live at IDP in NYC in February 2013, Ethan Nichtern discusses the nature of guilt, why it's so prevalent in our culture, and how we can transform it from a hindrance into a support for our practice and intentions.

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Practicing Forgiveness - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:26am

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Is forgiveness a practice?  If so, how do we do it?   IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.

 

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Practicing Forgiveness - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 1:02am

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Is forgiveness a practice?  If so, how do we do it?   IDP's Senior Teacher, Ethan Nichtern, recorded live at Nalandawest in Seattle, leads a talk on how to use our practice to open our hearts and minds and practice forgiveness for ourselves and each other.

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Set Your Intention for 2013 (Podcast)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 - 12:57pm

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Podcast: Setting an Intention for the New Year

 

‎"Whatever we're doing could be done with one intention. That intention is that we want to wake up, we want to ripen our compassion, and we want to ripen our ability to let go. We want to realize our connection with all beings."  Pema Chodron


In the New Year, we often make resolutions to do things differently;  change our diet, visit new places, be nicer, get a new job.  Usually, these resolutions remain unfulfilled because we’re not looking at what’s behind all our actions, speech, and thoughts: our intentions.



Intention is the underlying motive that governs all that we do.   Join us at this special class and learn how to uncover your truest motivations, clarify and set an intention for the new year, and honor your intention through wisdom, not will-power.   We will plant our intention in our body/heart/mind with a guided visualization, and conclude the podcast by ceremonially tying a reminder around our wrists.  Please have a piece of cord or string or ribbon ready!

The IDP Teaching Staff welcome your comments and questions.  You can email us at kim@theidproject.org and lawrence@theidproject.org!

Podcast A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 4 of 4 - Part 2 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 6:01pm

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Home program.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

12/19 - Offering the Best with Kimberly Brown & Kate Johnson |  The fruits of Buddhist contemplative and ethical practice include generosity, patience, acceptance, and compassion.   Learn how to recognize the Basic Goodness in others, and to offer Dana and kindness, creating and sustaining relationships of joy and openness.

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http://theidproject.org/offer/homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

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Podcast A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit Class 4 of 4 - Part 1 of 2 (Podcast)
Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 5:57pm

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A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit - Weekly Nov. 28 - Dec. 19th

Practical Methods for Dealing with Difficult People & Frustrating Situations

IDP's new series, A Buddhist Holiday Toolkit, is being offered for free to our entire community as an opportunity to participate in our Study at Home program.  For the next four weeks, we will post the audio for the class, as well as upload class materials and provide access to the online class discussion board

Recorded at IDP on 12/19 - Offering the Best with Kimberly Brown & Kate Johnson |  The fruits of Buddhist contemplative and ethical practice include generosity, patience, acceptance, and compassion.   Learn how to recognize the Basic Goodness in others, and to offer Dana and kindness, creating and sustaining relationships of joy and openness. the present moment. 

Please join the discussion here:
http://theidproject.org/offer/
homestudy/buddhist-holiday-toolkit

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